There are many ways that people choose to treat lines and wrinkles, and one of them is to use an injectable treatment, such as Botox. However, you may have also heard of Dysport and are wondering about the differences between Dysport and Botox. This is a concern shared by many people, because Dysport, compared to Botox, is a relatively new injectable quite similar to Botox in its properties. But, although they are both derived from Botulinum Toxin, there are also several differences between the two that you may want to consider before deciding which one to use.
The main similarity between Dysport and Botox is the way in which they work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Both are Botulinum Toxin type A proteins that work by blocking the nerve impulses to muscles at the injection site, temporarily paralysing overactive muscles of the face that cause frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. When these muscles become relaxed, the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes are drastically reduced, and because Botox and Dysport both last for weeks, both products prevent the wrinkles from becoming deeper.
But what are the differences between Dysport and Botox? and which works better? These questions are answered by Dr Allen Rezai, internationally renowned Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and specialist in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, who explains that “Botox and Dysport are both Botulinum Toxin A but are made by different companies. Botox has been available for longer, but both work in a similar fashion. Both show similar efficacy and side effects, and in most double-blind clinical studies both the patient and the doctor were unable to tell the results apart. Dysport may be slightly less expensive, but not to such an extent as to make any significant difference cost-wise to the patient.
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